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Bodleian Library: 25,000 Early English Books Available Online

The Bodleian Library in Oxford has completed a project to make 25,000 early English books available from on its website free of charge. Dating from between 1473 and 1700, these volumes have been made available online as part of its Early English Books Online Project Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP).

The coverage of these volumes included both fiction and non-fiction works. The texts released include works by Shakespeare and Milton and incorporates transcribed versions of some of the earliest printed works in England. Non-fiction works include texts on such diverse subjects as witchcraft, sword-fighting and cooking.

Further details can be found on the Bodleian Library website at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/eebotcp

CILIP Update Article: Covert drone strikes – bringing transparency to a secret war (by Rob Mackinley)

The April 2015 edition of the CILIP Update magazine includes a very interesting article by Rob Mackinley. His article, “Covert drone strikes – bringing transparency to a secret war” investigates the reporting being carried out by journalists from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the challenges they face in “balancing cutting edge journalism with ethical information management practice as it tracks covert drone strikes in the Middle East.”

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Publications: FMR 49 now online – Disasters and displacement in a changing climate

Forced Migration Review issue 49, entitled ‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’, is now online at www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters

In light of the projected increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters associated with climate change, the number of people displaced in the context of disasters will inevitably rise. Existing national, regional and international legal regimes, however, currently respond to only some of the protection concerns arising from such displacement. Crafting an appropriate response will demand a cross-sectoral approach that addresses different forms of human mobility and which also recognises the local knowledge, values and beliefs of affected communities.

This issue of FMR includes 36 articles on ‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’, five articles on ‘Female genital mutilation (FGM) and asylum in Europe‘, and five ‘general’ articles on: Cartagena +30, trafficking for human organs, animals and forced migration, refugee-state distrust on the Thai-Burma border, and sweet tea and cigarettes in Jordan.

The full list of contents, with web links, is given at the end of this email.

FMR 49 will be available online and in print in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

The FGM mini-feature is also available as a separate pdf at www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/FGM.pdf.

If you do not regularly receive a print copy of FMR and would like to receive a print copy for your organisation, or multiple copies for onward distribution or for use in training or at conferences, please contact us at fmr@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union.

Details of our forthcoming issues – on ‘The Balkans 20 years on from the Dayton Agreement’ and ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition and solutions’ – can be found at www.fmreview.org/forthcoming.

Apologies for any cross-posting.

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FMR 49 Disasters and displacement in a changing climate – contents with web links



Børge Brende (Government of Norway) and Didier Burkhalter (Government of Switzerland) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/brende-burkhalter

The Nansen Initiative: building consensus on displacement in disaster contexts Walter Kälin (The Nansen Initiative) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/kaelin

National Adaptation Plans and human mobility Koko Warner (UNU-EHS), Walter Kälin (Nansen Initiative), Susan Martin (Georgetown University) and Youssef Nassef (UNFCC) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/warner-kaelin-martin-nassef

Modelling displacement
Justin Ginnetti (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/ginnetti

The state of the evidence
Susan Martin (Georgetown University)

The necessity for an ethnographic approach in Peru Geremia Cometti (Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Paris) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/cometti

An integrated focus
William Lacy Swing (International Organization for Migration) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/swing

West Africa: a testing ground for regional solutions Julia Blocher, Dalila Gharbaoui and Sara Vigil (University of Liège) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/blocher-gharbaoui-vigil

Development and displacement risks
Glaucia Boyer and Matthew McKinnon (UNDP) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/boyer-mckinnon

Developing temporary protection in Africa Tamara Wood (University of New South Wales) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/wood

Climate effects on nomadic pastoralist societies Dawn Chatty and Troy Sternberg (University of Oxford) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/chatty-sternberg

Guidance for ‘managed’ relocation
Brent Doberstein and Anne Tadgell (University of Waterloo) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/doberstein-tadgell

Preparing for planned relocation

Lessons from planned relocation and resettlement in the past Jane McAdam (University of New South Wales) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/mcadam

Post-disaster resettlement in urban Bolivia Gemma Sou (University of Manchester) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/sou

Focusing on climate-related internal displacement Scott Leckie and Ezekiel Simperingham (Displacement Solutions) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/leckie-simperingham

Brazil’s draft migration law
Isabela Piacentini de Andrade (Universidade Positivo) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/piacentini

Disasters, displacement and a new framework in the Americas David James Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/cantor

Temporary protection arrangements to fill a gap in the protection regime Volker Türk (UNHCR) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/tuerk

Refugees, climate change and international law María José Fernández (Universidad Católica de Salta, Argentina) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/fernandez

Displacement as a consequence of climate change mitigation policies Sara Vigil (University of Liège) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/vigil

Statelessness and environmental displacement Jessie Connell (Australian National University) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/connell

A role for strategic litigation
Matthew Scott (Lund University, Sweden)

Floods and migration in the Czech Republic Robert Stojanov (University of Prague), Ilan Kelman (University College London) and Barbora Duží (Czech Academy of Sciences) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/stojanov-kelman-duzi

‘One Safe Future’ in the Philippines
Lloyd Ranque and Melissa Quetulio-Navarra (Philippines government agency) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/ranque-quetulionavarra

Post-disaster resettlement in the Philippines: a risky strategy Alice R Thomas (Refugees International) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/thomas

Cross-border migration with dignity in Kiribati Karen E McNamara (University of Queensland) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/mcnamara

Land, disasters and mobility in the South Pacific Daniel Fitzpatrick (Australian National University) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/mcnamara

Not drowning but fighting: Pacific Islands activists Hannah Fair (University College London) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/fair

Samoa: local knowledge, climate change and population movements Ximena Flores-Palacios (Auckland University of Technology) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/florespalacios

Facilitating voluntary adaptive migration in the Pacific Bruce Burson (New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal) and Richard Bedford (University of Waikato) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/burson-bedford

Integrating resilience in South Asia
Mi Zhou and Dorien Braam (Praxis Labs)

“Everyone likes it here”
Himani Upadhyay, Divya Mohan (TERI, India) and Ilan Kelman (University College London) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/upadhyay-mohan-kelman

Building adaptive capacity in Assam
Soumyadeep Banerjee, Suman Bisht and Bidhubhusan Mahapatra (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/banerjee-bisht-mahapatra

Mixed motivations and complex causality in the Mekong Jessica Marsh (Mekong Migration Network) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/marsh

One good reason to speak of ‘climate refugees’
François Gemenne (University of Liège and Sciences Po, Paris) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/gemenne

Governance questions for the international community Alexander Betts (Refugee Studies Centre) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/betts

Building respectful solutions

Colleen Swan (Kivalina City Council), Chief Albert P Naquin (Isle de Jean Charles Tribal Council) and Stanley Tom (Newtok Traditional Council) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/swan-naquin-tom


Female genital mutilation: a case for asylum in Europe Fadela Novak-Irons (UNHCR) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/novakirons

FGM: challenges for asylum applicants and officials Christine Flamand (INTACT) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/flamand

The medicalisation of female genital mutilation Pierre Foldes and Frédérique Martz (Institut en Santé Génésique) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/foldes-martz

The Istanbul Convention: new treaty, new tool Elise Petitpas (End FGM European Network) and Johanna Nelles (Council of Europe) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/pettipas-nelles

Changing attitudes in Finland towards FGM Saido Mohamed and Solomie Teshome (Finnish League for Human Rights) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/mohamed-teshome


The Cartagena process: 30 years of innovation and solidarity Carlos Maldonado Castillo (UNHCR) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/castillo

Trafficking for human organs
Vladimir Makei (Government of Belarus)

Sweet tea and cigarettes: a taste of refugee life in Jordan Rana B Khoury (Northwestern University) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/khoury

Refugee-state distrust on the Thai-Burma border Karen Hargrave (independent) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/hargrave

Animals and forced migration
Piers Beirne and Caitlin Kelty-Huber (University of Southern Maine) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/beirne-keltyhuber


New Article: Kenya’s harsh new security laws put hundreds of thousands of refugees at risk

Kenya’s harsh new security laws put hundreds of thousands of refugees at risk

By Neil James Wilson, Visiting Lecturer, Department of International Politics at City University London

Image Copyright: The Conversation website at: https://theconversation.com/

Kenya has passed a controversial amendment to the country’s existing security laws, days after heated debates led to brawling on the floor of the Kenyan Parliament. Despite the fracas, the bill was passed with only minor changes, to the dismay of observers at home and abroad.

Domestic and international attention has mainly focused on the impact the bill would have on the period of detention without charge, the tapping of communications without court consent, the erosion of media freedom and the limitations placed upon the right to protest. But the world has paid less attention to the severe implications the new amendments have for refugees in Africa’s second-largest refugee-hosting country.

For Kenya’s half a million refugees, many of whom have escaped diabolical threats across the Somali border, this is very bad news indeed.

Round them up

The Security Laws (Amendment) Act 2014 changes Kenya’s 2006 Refugee Act in two vital ways: it seeks to limit the number of refugees and asylum seekers in the country to 150,000, and it further enforces an encampment policy, limiting refugees to the country’s two sprawling, remote camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.

The United Nations’ Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that over the next year the current number of 500,000 refugees in Kenya is will rise. With continuing conflict in Somalia and South Sudan, placing strict limits on the number of people who can access state protection will endanger lives.

A strict encampment policy also bucks a recent trend of moving away from refugee camps as a means of addressing refugee situations. In July 2014 UNHCR released a new policy that embraced alternatives to camps, with the aim of helping refugees “exercise rights and freedoms, make meaningful choices regarding their lives and have the possibility to live greater dignity, independence and normality as members of communities.”

Read the full article on The Conversation website at:  https://theconversation.com/kenyas-harsh-new-security-laws-put-hundreds-of-thousands-of-refugees-at-risk-35789


A Selection of Advance Access Articles from the Journal Parliamentary Affairs

Parliamentary Affairs

Parliamentary Affairs

The following are a selection of Advance Access Articles recently published for the journal Parliamentary Affairs.  Further details are as follows:


Taking Minorities for Granted? Ethnic Density, Party Campaigning and Targeting Minority Voters in 2010 British General Elections
Maria Sobolewska, Edward Fieldhouse, and David Cutts
Parliam Aff published 23 December 2012, 10.1093/pa/gss088
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

‘Acceptable Difference’: Diversity, Representation and Pathways to UK Politics
Catherine Durose, Ryan Combs, Christina Eason, Francesca Gains, and Liz Richardson
Parliam Aff published 23 December 2012, 10.1093/pa/gss085
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

BAME Candidates in Local Elections in Britain
Michael Thrasher, Galina Borisyuk, Colin Rallings, and Mary Shears
Parliam Aff published 23 December 2012, 10.1093/pa/gss087
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Minority-Ethnic MPs and the Substantive Representation of Minority Interests in the House of Commons, 2005–2011
Thomas Saalfeld and Daniel Bischof
Parliam Aff published 23 December 2012, 10.1093/pa/gss084
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Standing for Parliament: Do Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Candidates Pay Extra?
Mary Stegmaier, Michael S. Lewis-Beck, and Kaat Smets
Parliam Aff published 23 December 2012, 10.1093/pa/gss086
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Are Female Legislators Different? Exploring Sex Differences in German MPs’ Outside Interests
Benny Geys and Karsten Mause
Parliam Aff published 21 December 2012, 10.1093/pa/gss090
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A Powerful Weapon in the Right Hands? How Members of Parliament have used Freedom of Information in the UK
Benjamin Worthy
Parliam Aff published 21 December 2012, 10.1093/pa/gss091
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Introduction: Are British Ethnic Minorities Politically Under-represented?
Edward Fieldhouse and Maria Sobolewska
Parliam Aff published 23 December 2012, 10.1093/pa/gss089
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Research Note
Evaluating the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
Jessie Blackbourn
Parliam Aff published 30 December 2012, 10.1093/pa/gss082
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Journal of Refugee Studies Advance Access for 26 Nov 2012

*** Apologies for Cross Posting ***

Journal of Refugee Studies

Journal of Refugee Studies

Journal of Refugee Studies
Advance Access Alert
27 October 2012 to 26 November 2012

Further details on the Journal of Refugee Studies Advance Access Articles can be found here:  http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/recent?papetoc


Response to Landau
Paula Banerjee
Journal of Refugee Studies published 26 November 2012, 10.1093/jrs/fes038
[Extract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Response to Landau
Stephen Castles
Journal of Refugee Studies published 26 November 2012, 10.1093/jrs/fes037
[Extract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

On Partnerships, Power and Policy in Researching Displacement
Elizabeth Ferris
Journal of Refugee Studies published 26 November 2012, 10.1093/jrs/fes036
[Extract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Representing ‘Hidden’ Populations: A Symposium on Sampling Techniques:  Sampling in an Urban Environment: Overcoming Complexities and Capturing Differences
Joanna Vearey
Journal of Refugee Studies published 27 October 2012, 10.1093/jrs/fes032
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Collecting Data on Migrants Through Service Provider NGOs: Towards Data Use and Advocacy
Tara Polzer Ngwato
Journal of Refugee Studies published 27 October 2012, 10.1093/jrs/fes034
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Creating a Frame: A Spatial Approach to Random Sampling of Immigrant Households in Inner City Johannesburg
Gayatri Singh and Benjamin D. Clark
Journal of Refugee Studies published 27 October 2012, 10.1093/jrs/fes031
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Quantitative Methodological Dilemmas in Urban Refugee Research: A Case Study of Johannesburg
Darshan Vigneswaran and Joel Quirk
Journal of Refugee Studies published 27 October 2012, 10.1093/jrs/fes035
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]

Gutters, Gates, and Gangs: Collaborative Sampling in ‘Post-Violence’ Johannesburg
Jean-Pierre Misago and Loren B. Landau
Journal of Refugee Studies published 27 October 2012, 10.1093/jrs/fes033
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Request Permissions]


New Publications from Human Rights Watch and Selected Advance Access Articles

Human Rights Watch Reports:

“Tell Them That I Want to Kill Them”

“Tell Them That I Want to Kill Them”

“Tell Them That I Want to Kill Them”:Two Decades of Impunity in Hun Sen’s Cambodia.
By Human Rights Watch.

This 68-page report documents key cases of unsolved killings of political activists, journalists, opposition politicians, and others by Cambodian security forces since the 1991 Paris Agreements, which were signed by 18 countries, including the five permanent United Nations Security Council members. The Paris Agreements and the subsequent United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission were supposed to usher in a new era of democracy, human rights, and accountability in Cambodia. More than 300 people have been killed in politically motivated attacks since then, yet not one case has resulted in a credible investigation and conviction.

[Download the full report]

“The Law Was Against Me”

“The Law Was Against Me”

“The Law Was Against Me”:Migrant Women’s Access to Protection for Family Violence in Belgium.
By Human Rights Watch.

This 59-page report found three major protection gaps for migrant women who experience domestic violence in that country. Women who migrate to Belgium to join a husband or partner may face deportation if they report the violence during the period when their status is being confirmed, as do undocumented migrant women. And domestic violence victims, especially undocumented women, lack adequate access to shelters.

[Download the report]
Read the Press Release – Belgium: Abused Migrant Women Fear Deportation

Death of a Dictator

Death of a Dictator

Death of a Dictator: Bloody Vengeance in Sirte
by Human Rights Watch

This 58-page report details the final hours of Muammar Gaddafi’s life and the circumstances under which he was killed. It presents evidence that Misrata-based militias captured and disarmed members of the Gaddafi convoy and, after bringing them under their total control, subjected them to brutal beatings. They then executed at least 66 captured members of the convoy at the nearby Mahari Hotel. The evidence indicates that opposition militias took Gaddafi’s wounded son Mutassim from Sirte to Misrata and killed him there.

Under the laws of war, the killing of captured combatants is a war crime, and Libyan civilian and military authorities have an obligation to investigate war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian law.

[Download the full report]
Read the Press Release – Libya: New Proof of Mass Killings at Gaddafi Death Site

Selected Advance Access Articles

Creating a Frame: A Spatial Approach to Random Sampling of Immigrant Households in Inner City Johannesburg
By Gayatri Singh and Benjamin D. Clark
Journal of Refugee Studies.
Link:-  http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/27/jrs.fes031.1.short?rss=1

Sampling in an Urban Environment: Overcoming Complexities and Capturing Differences.
By Joanna Vearey
Journal of Refugee Studies
Link:-  http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/27/jrs.fes032.1.short?rss=1

Gutters, Gates, and Gangs: Collaborative Sampling in ‘Post-Violence’ Johannesburg.
By Jean-Pierre Misago and Loren B. Landau.
Journal of Refugee Studies.
Link:-  http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/27/jrs.fes033.1.short?rss=1

Quantitative Methodological Dilemmas in Urban Refugee Research: A Case Study of Johannesburg.
By Darshan Vigneswaran and Joel Quirk.
Journal of Refugee Studies
Link:-  http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/27/jrs.fes035.1.short?rss=1

Readmission Agreements of EU Member States: A Case for EU Subsidiarity or Dualism?
By Marion Panizzon.
Refugee Survey Quarterly.
Link:- http://rsq.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/11/02/rsq.hds014.short?rss=1